[RGC 22.] Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

[read: this man can really fight monsters and that is apparently Anglo-Saxon tradition] » Must haves: a medieval imagination! This is the original Game of Thrones. » Pairs well with: a warm blanket. I like reading for class wrapped up in my multi-colored quilt because it entices me to read more pages at once since I’m comfy and […]

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College and Concussions [read: I have found my enemy, it is the snow]

If you’ve been following the weather apps, it is snowing in Boston. You already know that, you don’t need me to tell you. I do ask, however, that you keep me informed when it snows because I apparently am never prepared. Twice this week, it snowed, and twice this week I was equally as shocked […]

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Winter in Florida [read: it was 60 degrees one day]

After a long calendar year of classes (Fall – Spring – Summer 1 – Summer 2 – Fall), the three-week break surrounding the ‘holidays’ was much needed and appreciated. My flight back to the SRQ may have landed at 2 A.M., and I may have been crabby on the very first day, but everything else […]

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[RGC 316.] Ulysses by James Joyce

[read: can you believe I read that?!] » Must haves: Irish History for Dummies works. I started reading this in Dublin, yes this weird copy I got for 3€ at a small bookstore (it’s now definitely worth a lot more with an autograph by Senator David Norris, hairflip) so go for making it feel as Irish […]

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[RGC 145.] The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

[read: so many strong independent Asian-American women] Warning: I aggressively love this book. I first read it during my last year of high school on recommendation from Tiffany, who is Chinese-American. The stories in this book, Amy Tan’s first and {in my opinion} most wonderful book, revolve around four mothers and daughters living in San […]

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Hurling Classic [read: the Irish confirm that Boston is, in fact, an Irish village]

I know I’ve hinted at it before, but this is your daily reminder: I definitely have a drop of Irish blood. Don’t let the primarily ethnic Indian complexion fool you. No arguing over that. So, naturally, I was at Fenway Park at 11 A.M. today for AIG’s Hurling Classic 2015 and Irish Festival (my breakfast of champions consisted […]

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[RGC 130.] House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

[read: House of Spooky and Freaky and More Spooky and Freaky] This was part of my Modern Bestseller class, which I took with one of my sorority sisters Sarah. I think I’ll just reference them as sisters from now on. Sarah and I were really freaked out by this book… I can understand how it’s an interesting […]

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Surprises in New York City [read: that’s right, I’m back]

All last week I was thinking about going to New York City… again. It was Tiffany’s birthday and I figured I could celebrate with her, until she said she was too busy and had midterms to study for #buzzkill. But then she turned around and said she wished there was a “teleporter machine” and we […]

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[RGC 84.] Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

[read: the most terrifying of dystopias] “It was a pleasure to burn.”  Goosebumps. The first time I really considered the power in this line was in my Modern Bestseller class. My professor pointed it out as one of the best first lines in all of literature (which I totally didn’t listen to the first time […]

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